Basic clipboard functionality is storing data and allowing to access it, just like memory functions in calculators. For advanced functionalities use "clipboard-manager" tag.

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Copy-and-paste is often corrupted

I have ubuntu 10.10 with the 64-bit desktop version. When I copy-and-paste into any window, including firefox, terminal, java swing app, remote desktop, often I get 4 random letters (a 32-bit value?) ...
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How to pause/resume transfer of large files?

I recently had to copy about 20 GB of data split between about 20 files from my laptop to an external hard drive. Since this operation takes quite a while (at ~560kb/s), I was wondering if there was ...
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remote desktop through xtightvncviewer share clipboard

I am using xtightvncviewer on a ubuntu machine to connect to the remote desktop of another Ubuntu machine. How can I configure this to share the clipboard, so that I can copy and paste from one ...
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Why doesn't the clipboard work in modern linux distributions?

Can't the developers finally in 2011 move away from the flawed concepts of selections and private clipboards in applications and create a working clipboard service under X window system? I'm ...
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Inconsistant copy and paste behaviour. Is there a fix?

I've encountered what I can best describe as "unpredictable" behaviour of the "clipboard". .. but in it's own way, it actually is "predictable"", as it is not an X bug, as such. It largely results ...
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A command-line clipboard copy and paste utility?

In Windows I used command-line clipboard copy-and-paste utilities... pclip.exe and gclip.exe These were UnixUtils ports for Windows (but they only handled plain text). There were a couple of ...
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Copy filename in Nautilus, pastes different formats in Terminal vs normal text field

I often copy fully qualified filenames from Nautilus... However I get a different paste result when I paste it into a Terminal vs. when I paste it into a "normal" text field (eg. a text editor, ...
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How do I get my clipboard “copy /paste” working again? [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04, and out of the blue i can no longer use copy/paste key-shortcuts. I imagine, if i restart my computer i will be able to, but that is rather a pain than an option! Type ...
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Keyboard shortcut for pasting the primary selection

Is there a standard or conventional keyboard shortcut for pasting the primary selection? I'd like to select some text and go to another app to paste without trashing my clipboard contents. I'd ...
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How do I disable middle mouse button click paste?

Is there a way to disable the middle mouse button paste behavior that is here by default on gnome? I have a sensitive mouse wheel and whenever I scroll texts, sometimes it pastes stuff randomly into ...
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Why might I want to use a clipboard manager?

I recently saw this poll asking for the "Best Linux Clipboard Manager". What actually is a clipboard manager and in what situations would a clipboard manager be useful? Are there some differences in ...